Shenandoah EAA Chapter 1031

Winchester, VA

We received Silver Status for 2022

EAA April 9th, 2023 update from our Chapter President John Munroe:

Chapter Members,
I just wanted to pass along congratulations and thank you for helping us earn the "Silver" EAA Chapter Recognition award for 2022!  The details are in the EAA email below, but the award basically recognizes chapters that are doing things to enhance the member experience and to carry forward the ideals and goals of the EAA in general.  I think we do that but we always have a good time while doing so.
We're not a very large chapter but I think we have a great group of people who come together in the interest of experimental and general aviation and we together share our experience, expertise and enthusiasm for flying.  Bob Metcalfe mentioned in an email yesterday, when one member (Juergen) needed a hand to remove a wing from his plane, we had quite a few members show up to help, including two who flew in from Front Royal.  It was really good seeing that kind of response and it was great to just get together on a Saturday morning to help a fellow member.
For 2023 we plan to keep doing what we do: flyouts, Young Eagle rides, monthly meetings, support airport events, support builds in progress, etc.  I'm looking forward to a fantastic year ahead!
John Munroe
EAA1031, President

Email received from EAA Headquarters:

Dear John,

Congratulations to your chapter in successfully reaching the SILVER level status recognition level for the 2022 year. EAA is happy to present you with a chapter recognition banner to proudly display where your chapter meets. Your level also will be displayed online at with a specially designed emblem. You are encouraged to use your emblem on your website, newsletter, and other promotional materials; your chapter emblem is attached in this email.


To review your chapters overall scoring, please see the attached spreadsheet document, and simply find your chapter.

This program was developed and measured in partnership with EAA’s Chapter Advisory Council and is based on 10 criteria that are consistently found in active and highly engaged chapters. An additional 11th criteria point was included to enable chapters to bring forward a chapter event or program which enhances their chapter by bringing more people to engage with their chapter. Each is worth a point, and there are three levels of recognition: bronze (7 out of 11), silver (8 out of 11), and gold (at least 9 out of 11).


Below are the qualifying Chapter Recognition criteria, along with your chapter’s points. A one (1) indicates that your chapter earned credit for the associated criteria.

  1. Attends a chapter leadership training session: 1
  2. Growing or steady membership: 1
  3. Offers IMC or VMC Club programs: 1
  4. Participates in Young Eagle or Flying Start programs: 0
  5. Has EAA-approved Flight Advisor or Technical Counselor: 1
  6. Participates in EAA's Annual Chapter Member survey: 1
  7. Participates in Young Eagles Build and Fly, Young Eagles Workshops, Ray Aviation Scholarship program, or sends a youth to EAA’s Air Academy: 0
  8. Requests an EAA ChapterBlast email: 1
  9. Hosts at least two public events each year: 1
  10. Owns/leases a facility: 0
  11. Extra credit activity, such as a chapter build project, youth build project, chapter scholarship, a chapter tool crib, IAC competition, etc.: 1


EAA Chapter 1031, Inc.’s 2022 Chapter Recognition total is 8 out of 11.



EAA Chapters Staff

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